Frederick Douglass Frederick’s Mother and Relatives: Mother: Harriet Bailey, Grandparents: Isaac Bailey and Betsey Bailey Frederick’s Father: His Father was a white man. He knows this due to the fact that he has been told this. His Father was his master. Essay
In the Text the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave There were a lot of themes used. Some of these themes are Ignorance as a tool; Knowledge is the path to freedom, Slave holding as a perversion of the United States Constitution. These are all very important themes in the novel but the theme that I am going to talk about is Knowledge is the path to freedom. To me this is the most important theme in the entire text.
To me Knowledge is the path to freedom is the most important theme because it is used a lot in the text. Also you can use that theme to be successful in real life. If you have a good education you can be very successful in life. Also in the Text Frederick Douglass uses his Knowledge/education to change his life around and fight back against Slavery. Almost no slaves were educated and ended up amounting to nothing in life. But since Frederick Douglass was educated he was able to use that knowledge to become a voice for the voiceless slaves.
In the texts it shows how Frederick Douglass was educated. On page 6 lines 20-21 it says “Mistress in teaching me the alphabet, had given me the inch, and no precaution could prevent me from taking the ell” also on page 6 lines 22-27 the quote says “The plan which I adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of making friends of all the little white boys whom I met in the street. As many of these as I could, I converted them into teachers. With their kindly aid, obtained at different time and in different places, I finally succeeded in learning to read. When I was sent of errands, I always took my book with me, enough...